Maple 2017 Offers Increased Mathematical Power, Stronger Visualizations and Flexible Deployment Options

New version of Maple expands functionality further with easy sharing of user-written packages

Waterloo, Canada; May 25, 2017: Maplesoft™ today announced a major new release of its flagship product, Maple™, the mathematical software that makes it extremely easy to analyze, explore, visualize, and solve math problems. The result of over 30 years of development, Maple already has comprehensive mathematical coverage and extensive usability features, but with continuous development efforts, this release includes a large number of useful improvements that existing customers will welcome.

As always, there are constant improvements in the mathematical engine, implementing new algorithms and adding more flexibility and efficiency to existing ones. New abilities include finding exact solutions to more PDEs with boundary conditions, finding new limits, solving more integrals, performing new graph theory computations, analyzing data in new ways, and much more.
In addition, with Maple 2017, customers can:
• Extend Maple's power through user-created packages, with instant, seamless access to a rich collection of packages written by customers and shared in the MapleCloud.
• Construct even complicated plots easily using a redesigned Plot Builder Assistant that makes it even easier to create and customize a wide variety of plots, simply and without knowing a single plot command.
• Password protect Maple documents while still allowing access to the procedures they contain, so users can share their work without sharing their intellectual property.
• Expand their worldview with new map visualization tools and a geographical database for exploring and understanding world data in a highly visual way.
Other enhancements include new visualizations, additional tools to support algorithm and application development, tools to enhance engineering computations, more comprehensive handling of user-supplied assumptions about a mathematical problem, which Maple takes into account when finding solutions , and speed-ups in fundamental computation routines.
"Maple 2017 has a wide variety of advances that appeal to the broad spectrum of our users," says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. "Some will be very pleased with the ability to easily access customer-authored packages, and maybe even share their own. Some will appreciate the new Plot Builder and how quickly they can create and customize their plots without worrying about commands and syntax, while others will love all the extra information and practical examples they get from the Engineering Portal. Many will have fun exploring world map projections. And everyone will benefit from the under-the-hood computation and performance improvements, even if they don't know it. While no single feature will ever be relevant to every customer, we made sure there is something for everyone".
Maple is available in several languages including French, Simplified Chinese, and Brazilian Portuguese. A Japanese version of Maple 2017 will be available in a few weeks.
For more information about new features in Maple 2017, visit http://www.maplesoft.com/products/maple/new_features.
To learn more about the increased benefits of easy-to-use math software, please read this whitepaper.
About Maplesoft
Maplesoft has provided mathematics-based software solutions to educators, engineers, and researchers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for over 25 years. Maplesoft's flagship product, Maple, combines the world's most powerful mathematics engine with an interface that makes it extremely easy to analyze, explore, visualize, and solve mathematical problems. Building on this technology, the product line includes solutions for online assessment, system-level modeling and simulation, and online STEM courseware. Maplesoft products provide modern, innovative solutions to meet today's challenges, from exploring math concepts on a smartphone to enabling a model-driven innovation approach that helps companies reduce risk and bring high-quality products to market faster. Maplesoft products and services are used by more than 8000 educational institutions, research labs, and companies, in over 90 countries.
Maplesoft is a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Group. For further details, please visit http://www.maplesoft.com.

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